Betsy Ratchford

Instructor of Management Information Systems

UNI Business Webmaster

Betsy Ratchford
Location: 

CBB 254

Phone: 
(319) 273-2310

Betsy Ratchford

Instructor of Management Information Systems

UNI Business Webmaster

Betsey Ratchford graduated from UNI with an undergraduate degree in management information systems. She has been teaching at UNI since 2003, starting as an adjunct then moving into a full-time instructor position after earning an MBA. She has taught several different courses in the management information system curriculum over the years while also managing the faculty activity reporting system. She also assists the college’s marketing and public relations manager as webmaster.

Ratchford provides examples for students to work through and find solutions. She believes it’s important to give class time to finish work, which helps students focus on logic and troubleshooting.

Hobbies & Interests:

Ratchford and her husband have three daughters who keep busy. As a family, they enjoy playing games, going on walks, playing golf and being in the outdoors.

Education: 

M.B.A. University of Northern Iowa; B.A. (Management Information Systems) University of Northern Iowa.

Teaching Interests: 

Introduction to Information Systems; Business Application Development II; Data Visualization

Professional Accomplishments: 

Before coming to UNI, Betsy Ratchford was employed by Waterloo Industries as a network analyst. There she gained experience developing systems, assisting, training and orienting users, and troubleshooting hardware and software issues. Instructor Ratchford has also provided consulting services for Manatts Construction and BioScience Communications, among others. Prior to these positions, Instructor Ratchford was a test analyst for Accenture.